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1. Starting in 1969 and running until 1975 was an Australia police television show set in Yarra Central station. With Chuck Faulkner and Gerard Kennedy in leading roles, this show's name was completed with a number. Which number finished off this title: 'Division ___'?
2. Peter Brock was a very successful Australian racecar driver. A fierce advocate of driving while not intoxicated, his racecar's number was the same as the legal blood alcohol limit for drivers in Victoria. His number started with 0 and was completed by which of these numbers?
3. The Snowy Mountains Scheme was built in southeastern Australia in the latter half of the 20th century to provide renewable electricity for a NSW, Victoria, and the Australian Capital Territory. Consisting of sixteen dams and mile after mile of piping and tunneling, how many power stations were originally instituted when the project was completed?
4. INXS was a phenomenally successful Australian rock band. Along with lead singer Michael Hutchence, the Farriss brothers were an essential element of the band. How many Farris brothers were in INXS?
5. Sir Edmund Barton was Australia's first Prime Minister (PM) so he's #1. Julia Gillard was Australia's first female PM and the twenty-seventh person to hold that post, therefore #27. Joseph Lyons was PM between the years 1932-1939. In the list of people who have been the Prime Minister of Australia, what number does Joseph Lyons hold?
6. In 2005, a group of young Australians landed in Indonesia carrying quantities of illegal drugs intended for illegal distribution. Caught and put into prison while they awaited their court case and sentencing, they became known by an epithet ending in a number. Can you finish their less than illustrious name: The Bali ___?
7. South African born Bryce Courtenay moved to Australia in 1955. He worked successfully in advertising, but in 1989 a writing career began with the release of his first novel. Finish this book title "The Power of ___".
8. Let's try some maths with Australian animals.
Take the number of legs a cassowary has and multiply it by the number of legs a chowchilla has. Take that total and multiply it by the number of legs on a wombat.
From the total, subtract the number of legs on a funnel-web. What's the final total?
9. Russia is number one in the world when it comes to land area. Canada is number two. What number is Australia?
10. When decimal currency was introduced in Australia in 1966, one of the notes depicted two agricultural pioneers of Australia, Farrer and Macarthur. Their pictures, along with the products of their labours, were placed on a green background. How many dollars was this note worth?
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